Tuesday, January 31, 2017

PAUL PICOT – Firshire Ronde Small Seconds Automatic

PAUL PICOT Firshire Ronde Small Seconds Automatic


The classic of the classic: with the new Firshire Ronde small seconds, Paul Picot reaffirms its ability to master the art of combining the classical tradition and values of genuine Swiss watchmaking. With a contemporary, elegant and creative design, Paul Picot continuously research to ally personality and authentic character.

The new Firshire Ronde small seconds is inspired by two fundamental values of the brand headquartered in Le Noirmont (Swiss Jura): pure elegance and timeless design.

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The exquisite classic asset of this timepiece is underlined by a traditional automatic movement with the small seconds at 6H, a reduced case diameter (40 mm) as well as a state-of-the-art dial. Inspired by the past, the design is yet contemporary, rich and pure. The Firshire ronde small seconds exists in two different executions: stainless steel and two-tone (steel and 18 ct. rose gold). Five dials colours are available: white with roman figures (only for the steel version), silver and blue (both with a soleil finishing and applied bâtons indices), ivory (with applied arabic numbers) and anthracite (with a sublime shaded off dégradé effect and applied bâtons indices).

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This new execution of Paul Picot is a sublime dress watch targeting a refined and demanding public looking for classic timepieces that have the power to endure and withstand ever-changing current fashions. The wearer of the two-tone version is particularly sophisticated. The Louisiana alligator strap is available in 3 different colours (black, tobacco and blue) with mat or shiny finishing. A metal bracelet is available for the stainless steel version.

The Firshire Ronde small seconds family will be presented during Baselworld 2017 (March 23rd to March 30th, 2017).



Classic and elegant timepiece
Pure and timeless design
Very rich dials in different classical colours
Small seconds at 6H

Decorated automatic movement Paul Picot 1490 11 ½’’’ (base ETA 2895)
Height: 4.35 mm
Diameter: 25.6 mm
27 jewels
Power reserve: 42 hours
Rotor with Paul Picot personalisation
Hours, minutes, small seconds at 6H and date display at 3H
Stainless steel or two-tone (stainless steel with bezel and crown in 18 ct. rose gold)
Diameter: 40 mm
Height: 8.40 mm
Curved sapphire crystal with antireflection coating on one side
Water resistant to 30 m (3 ATM)
Transparent sapphire case back with 4 screws
Different executions:
Printed roman figures, applied indices bâtons or arabic figures
Five colours available: white (only for the stainless steel version), silver, ivory or anthracite dégradé
Hours and minutes: dauphine hands with shiny and mat finishing, small second: bâton hand shiny
Louisiana alligator strap. Metal bracelet available for the stainless steel version
Buckle: Personalised pin buckle in stainless steel or gold plated for the two-tone version

Delivery   April 2017

Steel: P3755.SG.1021.1106 / P3755.SG.1131.2601 / P3755.SG.1231.5401 / P3755.SG.1021.7601 / P3755.SG.1021.8601
Two-tone: P3755.SRG.1131.2604 / P3755.SRG.1231.5404 /P3755.SRG.1021.7604 / P3755.SRG.1021.8604

Press contact: 
Maude Stalder, marketing@paulpicot.ch
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Monday, January 30, 2017

BREGUET – Tradition Dame 7038 Rose Gold

BREGUETTradition Dame 7038 Rose Gold 37mm

Breguet’s Tradition collection welcomes
new self-winding Tradition Dame 7038
model in 18k Rose Gold.

Pre-Baselworld 2017

Breguet is devoting its 2017 pre-Basel launch to women. The House presents a worldwide exclusive glimpse at a new version of its Tradition Dame model, radiantly attired in rose gold.

The cutting-edge Tradition collection from Breguet belongs to the select circle of authentic Haute Horlogerie icons. First introduced in 2005, the Tradition collection has steadily expanded to include a palette of exceptional models now enriched by the rose gold Tradition Dame. With this self-winding timepiece, Breguet has succeeded in feminising a model whose aesthetic essence lies in mechanical horology, a field that many tend to reserve for men.

Clearly visible front and centre of the watch, the barrel is decorated with a rosette motif and overlapped at 12 o’clock by a dainty offset dial in natural white mother-of-pearl, finely adorned with hand-crafted engine-turned “Clou de Paris” hob nailing. Although in full view, the main movement gear trains, as well as the bridges bearing them, remain sufficiently discreet to ensure smooth and instant reading of the hours and minutes pointed by rose gold open-tipped Breguet hands.

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The sandblasted mainplate and bridges are rhodium-plated to create a pleasing contrast with the rose gold case. The latter is set on its bezel with 68 brilliant-cut diamonds, while a watch jewel sets the perfect finishing touch on the crown. The magnificent craftsmanship lavished on this model is also visible through the back on the gold oscillating weight, graced with the same motif as the barrel.

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Equipped with Calibre 505SR, it features a lever escapement with silicon pallets and a Breguet balance-spring also made of silicon.

Technical specifications

Model: Tradition Dame 7038

REF. 7038BR/18/9V6 D00D

18k rose gold with delicately fluted caseband
Diameter (mm) 37
Case thickness (mm) 11.85
Bezel set with 68 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.895 ct)
Crown set with a watch movement jewel
Sapphire-crystal caseback
Welded lugs with screw bars
Water-resistant to 3 bar (30m)
Natural white mother-of-pearl, engine-turned and offset at 12 o'clock
Individually numbered and signed Breguet
Hours chapter with Arabic numerals.
Breguet open-tipped hands in gold
Self-winding movement, numbered and signed Breguet
Calibre Cal. 505SR
lignes 14½
38 jewels
50 hours power reserve
Retrograde seconds engraved on the movement face
Inverted in-line lever escapement with silicon pallets
Breguet balance-spring in silicon
Balance frequency 3Hz
Adjusted in 6 positions
Leather strap
Pin Buckle Rose gold

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

EDOX – DELFIN The Original Chronograph 43 mm

EDOXDELFIN The Original Chronograph 43 mm

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A striking timepiece on land - a champion 
performer in the water.

More than 50 years ago boutique Swiss watchmaker Edox launched the Delfin, a sports watch that featured, for the time, revolutionary technical achievements.

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Delfin - The Original was dubbed The Water Champion and rightly so; the watch was water-resistant to an amazing 200m, thanks to Edox’s imaginative engineering.

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The Delfin - The Original’s double caseback and double O’ring construction for the crown and pushers gave the watch exceptional strength and underwater protection.

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Edox patented these innovations, becoming a world leader in specialist water sport watches in the process.

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Now, in 2017, Edox introduces an updated version of the Delfin – The Original, a stunning modern sports watch that’s packed with functionality (including tachymeter readout, date display, dive bezel and chronograph sub-dials) and engineered to the same exacting standards that made its legendary 1961 ancestor.

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Edox is the Premium Partner of Sauber F1 Team.


Model: EDOX DELFIN The Original Chronograph 

REF. 10109 37RNCA NIRG - Stainless steel case with pink PVD coating/Black dial

REF. 10109 357NCA NIN - Stainless steel case/Black dial

EDOX Calibre 101
Display of hours, minutes, seconds, date, chronograph 
  • Stainless steel 316L, with Pink PVD coating
  • Stainless steel case 316L
Diameter: Ø 43 mm
Black aluminium rotation bezel
Screw-down crown
Double O’ring crown and pushers
Reinforced caseback for increased water resistance
Water resistance:  200 meters /20ATM
  • Rose PVD with black dial
  • Stainless steel with black dial
With tachymeter scale – Re-inforced Superluminova (SLN) luminescence on indices,
markers and hands, for brighter luminescence
Date  at 6 o’clock
Scratch-resistant anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Genuine black rubber strap with Delfin buckle
Press Release - 2017
CH - 2714 Les Genevez
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Friday, January 27, 2017



Bathyscaphe welcomes a new addition to the family

The vintage-inspired Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe, first presented in 2013, is extending its range by introducing a 38 mm timepiece attired in abyss blue.

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The new three-hand 38 mm Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe model appears in a blue shade particularly cherished by Blancpain in that it recalls the depths of the ocean. Various key characteristics of this timepiece are nods to the first Fifty Fathoms editions. Setting the perfect finishing touch, the steel bezel features a blue ceramic insert and hour-markers in Liquidmetal®, an alloy known for its deformation resistance and its long-term stability.

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Blancpain’s Bathyscaphe diving watches were created in the late 1950s, with models first for men and later for women. In 2013, to mark the 60th anniversary of the Fifty Fathoms, the Bathyscaphe appeared with a new aesthetic reminiscent of the first editions. The contours were as sharply defined as their predecessors and the hands featured a traditional vintage look.

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Like any self-respecting diving watch, each model is equipped with a unidirectional bezel rotating counter-clockwise by small notches. Loyal to the original Bathyscaphe version, the luminescent dot on the bezel serves as an index for divers, enabling accurate alignment with the minutes hand and thereby defining the start of a given dive time.

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During the immersion, the seconds hand serves as an operating indicator. Water-resistant to 30 bar (approximately 300 meters), the Fifty Fathoms Bathyscaphe is powered by Caliber 1150.

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This movement distinguished by its robustness and its chronometric performance is equipped with two series-coupled barrels ensuring a 100-hour power reserve while guaranteeing constant energy, a significant technological feat.

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The modern and technical nature of the movement may be admired through a sapphire crystal case-back. Its silicon balance-spring is a relatively recent watch industry innovation that features several advantages: low density reducing its weight, greater shock resistance, as well as imperviousness to magnetic fields.

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These properties endow the balance-spring with an almost perfect geometry that enhances the movement’s isochronism and thereby improves the precision of the watch.

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Technical specifications
References:  5100-1140-O52A
Collection: Fifty Fathoms


Stainless steel satin-brushed
Unidirectional satin-brushed steel bezel, blue ceramic insert
Diameter:  38.00 mm
Thickness: 10.80 mm
Water-resistant: 30 ATM/300m/1000ft
Between horns:  19.00 mm
Back:   Sapphire crystal
Antimagnetic properties
Blue dial, Date and seconds
Liquidmetal® hour-markers
Hours, Minutes, Seconds, Date 
Calibre 1150
Calibre diameter: 26.20.mm
Calibre thickness: 3.25 mm

Power reserve in hours: 100 hours
Jewels: 28
2 mainspring barrels
Glucydur free sprung balance with gold regulation screws
Secured movement
Components: 210

Sail canvas Blue strap
Pin Buckle.
Pin Buckle engraved with the BLANCPAIN logo.

* Blancpain reserves the right to modify this model and its technical characteristics.

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Lucie Notari
Tel.: +41 21 796 36 19
Email: pr@blancpain.com
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Le Rocher 12
1348 Le Brassus
International PR: Aude Rosati
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

IWC – PORTUGIESER Chronograph Edition “Seddiqi – Al Jalila Foundation Dubai”

IWC SchaffhausenPORTUGIESER Chronograph Edition “Seddiqi – Al Jalila Foundation Dubai”


IWC Schaffhausen and its retail partner Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons have launched an exclusive limited-edition Portugieser Chronograph. The timepiece is the first watch ever to be manufactured by IWC with Eastern Arabic numerals and is limited to only 200 pieces. A part of the sales proceeds will go to Al Jalila Foundation, which focuses on improving lives through medical education and research in the UAE.

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The Portugieser Chronograph Edition “Seddiqi – Al Jalila Foundation Dubai” (Ref. 371489) is sold exclusively in the new IWC boutique at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. The midnight blue dial and brown alligator leather strap give it an elegant yet sporty look. The case back bears an engraving of Al Jalila Foundation, which is supported with a part of the sales proceeds. “The launch of this exclusive Portugieser watch marks yet another milestone in the successful collaboration with our retail partner Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons. In addition, we are very pleased to be supporting the work of the Al Jalila Foundation,” explains IWC Regional Brand Director Luc Rochereau.

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Hamied Seddiqi, Vice Chairman of Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons says, “We are pleased to be partners of a watchmaker of this calibre and look forward to creating many more mile-stones together. It is our honor to lend our support to the Al Jalila Foundation and we hope to be able to do more for the Foundation.”

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Al Jalila Foundation was established by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai, in 2013. The non-profit organization runs a number of medical education and research programmes in the UAE including postgraduate scholarships to nurture a home-grown generation of medical professionals.

It also supports medical research studies to address specific health challenges prevalent in the region. “We would like to thank IWC Schaffhausen and Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons for their generous contribution and their recognition of our work,” adds Dr. Abdulkareem Sultan Al Olama CEO of Al Jalila Foundation.

Mechanical chronograph movement – 44-hour power reserve when fully wound
Stopwatch function with minutes and seconds – Small hacking seconds
IWC-manufactured Mechanical movement
Calibre 79350
Frequency    28,800 A/h / 4 Hz
Jewels    31
Power reserve    44 h
Winding    Automatic
Materials    Stainless-steel case
Diameter    40.9 mm
Height    12.3 mm
Glass    Sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant    3 bar
Case-back ring, engraved with “IWC - “Seddiqi – Al Jalila Foundation Dubai” - ***/200
Midnight blue dial, with Eastern Arabic numeral
Small hacking seconds
Glass: Sapphire glass, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Brown alligator Santoni leather strap.
Stainless-steel folding clasp

Limited Edition  to only 200 pieces

IWC Schaffhausen
Clemens von Walzel
Department Manager Pubic Relations
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OFFICINE PANERAIPAM00726 LUMINOR 1950 REGATTA Oracle Team USA 3 DAYS Chrono Flyback Automatic TITANIO – 47mm

SIHH 2017

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Official Watch of Oracle Team USA


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Panerai pays its respects to ORACLE TEAM USA, Defender of the 2017 America’s Cup, Panerai has created the special edition Luminor 1950 Regatta ORACLE TEAM USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Titanio, an automatic chronograph with a power reserve of three days, fitted with the Regatta countdown mechanism. This is a new model of an instrument with sophisticated technical solutions, designed to be worn by sailing enthusiasts, and its design is inspired by the colours of ORACLE TEAM USA: black, red, white and blue.

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The Regatta countdown function is remarkably simple to use, reflecting the excellence of the technical innovation within the P.9100/R automatic chronograph calibre used in the Luminor 1950 Regatta ORACLE TEAM USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic. A red push-piece at 4 o’clock causes the central red chronograph minute hand to move back in one-minute jumps, until it is set to the correct countdown position.

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When the chronograph is started, by operating the start/stop push-piece at 10 o’clock, the relative hands start to move, initially indicating the minutes and seconds remaining before the start and, once the countdown is finished, the time elapsed from the start of the race. The push-piece at 9 o’clock returns all the chronograph hands to zero or, if it is pressed when the hands are already moving, it operates the return-to-zero (flyback) function, thus enabling a new time interval to be started immediately without carrying out the stop and reset operations.

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The black dial of the Luminor 1950 Regatta ORACLE TEAM USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic has the sandwich structure and the classic Panerai design with its large linear markers and figures, enhanced by the elements which enable the indications of the chronograph functions to be read.

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The chronograph hands are central and distinguished by different easily recognisable colours, while the red hand indicating the hours rotates in the small dial at 3 o’clock, symmetrical with the small seconds dial with a blue hand. On the flange are the 15-minute scale of the count-down counter, with the last ten minutes marked in blue and red, and also the tachymeter scale in knots which enables the speed of the yacht to be measured over a predetermined distance.

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The Luminor 1950 case has the characteristic Panerai lever device for protecting the winding crown, and it is 47 mm in diameter. It is made of brushed titanium, a material which is light and strong with the bezel polished in contrast. The solid back is engraved in relief with the logo ORACLE TEAM USA, the inscription 35TH AMERICA’S CUP and a drawing of the defending team’s legendary trimaran.

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The P.9100/R automatic movement have several technical characteristics which are evidence of the level of technical excellence of the Panerai Manufacture in Neuchâtel: it is a sophisticated chronograph movement with a vertical clutch and column wheel, a variable inertia balance which oscillates at 28,800 vibrations an hour, and the seconds reset mechanism for accurate synchronisation. The rotor winding the springs of the two spring barrels oscillates in both directions, providing a power reserve of three days, the minimum standard for Panerai in-house calibres.

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Water-resistant to 10 atmospheres (100 metres), as is appropriate for an advanced instrument for professional sailors, there are only 200 units of the Luminor 1950 Regatta ORACLE TEAM USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic (PAM00726).

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It is supplied with a black strap of untreated leather, personalised with the America’s Cup logo heat-embossed on both sides, with contrasting sewing in red and blue thread.


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35th AMERICA’S CUP Special Edition Watches

  • PANERAI Luminor Marina 1950 America’s Cup 3 Days Automatic Acciaio – 44mm
  • PANERAI Luminor 1950 Oracle Team USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Ceramica – 44mm
  • PANERAI Luminor 1950 Regatta Oracle Team USA 3 Days Chrono Flyback Automatic Titanio – 47mm
  • PANERAI Luminor Marina Oracle Team USA 8 Days Acciaio – 44mm
  • PANERAI Luminor Marina 1950 Softbank Team Japan 3 Days Automatic Acciaio – 44mm


Model: LUMINOR 1950 REGATTA Oracle Team USA 3 DAYS Chrono Flyback Automatic TITANIO – 47mm

Reference: PAM00726

Automatic mechanical, Manufacture P.9100/R calibre
Executed entirely by Panerai  
Diameter (13¾ lignes) little thicker (9.55mm) and has 26 more parts
Movement consists of 328 components altogether
Oscillation frequency 4 Hz
Glucydur® balance, 28,800 alternations/hour.
KIF Parechoc® anti-shock device.
Power reserve: 72H
Hours, minutes, small seconds, seconds reset, flyback chronograph,
regatta countdown, knots scale for calculation of average boat speed
Brushed titanium Grade 5 (Ti 6Al-4V).
Diameter 47 mm.
Engraved brushed titanium buttons for the chronograph functions at 10 o’clock and 8 o’clock. Brushed button and orange surface for the regatta function at 4 o’clock.
BEZEL Polished titanium.
Solid back is engraved in relief with the logo ORACLE TEAM USA.
(protected as trademark) Brushed titanium.
Sapphire, made of corundum, 1.6 mm thick. 
Anti-reflective coating.
WATER-RESISTANCE 10 bar (~ 100 metres).
Black with luminous Arabic numerals and hour markers
Hours counter at 3 o’clock, seconds at 9 o’clock,
central chronograph seconds and minutes hands, knot scale on the rehaut
Black strap of untreated leather, STD, 26/22 Standard.
Personalised with the America’s Cup logo heat-embossed on both sides, with contrasting sewing in red and blue thread.
Buckle: Trapezoidal brushed titanium buckle.

Unique edition of 200 units pieces

* The trademark Velcro® and Coramid® are notproperty of Officine Panerai
*Officine Panerai is not the owner of the Glucydur® and KIF Parechoc® trademarks.

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